Eadey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Eadey was formed. The name was derived from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Eadey originally derived from the Old English word Eade which referred to abundant riches.However, another reference claims that the name was derived from the Middle English name Edwy and the Old English word Eadwig which are composed of the elements ead meaning prosperity and wig which meant war.  
Early Origins of the Eadey family
The surname Eadey was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where the name is found as a surname only: Eddiva, Aediva pulchra.  Later Stephen Edy was recorded in the Gloucestershire in 1278. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 reveled more early spelling of the name: Edde (no personal name listed) in Norfolk; Edde filius Hugh in Huntingdonshire; William filius Ede in Suffolk; Robert filius Ede in Huntingdonshire; and William Ede in Norfolk. 
"Eade is an ancient Suffolk name. In the form of Ede it occurred in this county, as well as in Norfolk, in the reign of Edward I., and in this form it was, at the same time, numerous in the neighbouring county of Huntingdonshire. Under "Sussex" reference will be found to this name in that county. Eades is a name now found in Bedfordshire, whilst Ede is found in Cornwall. The ancient name of Eade has long been in Sussex. In 1203 John Eade bought half a messuage for twenty shillings in the parish of Steyning." 
Early History of the Eadey family
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Eadey Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Eadey include Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.
Early Notables of the Eadey family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Richard Eedes or Edes (1555-1604), Dean of Worcester, born probably in Bedfordshire in 1555 of an old family which had been long seated at Sewell in...
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Migration of the Eadey family to Ireland
Some of the Eadey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Eadey migration to Canada ||+|
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Eadey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Eadey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
| Eadey migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Eadey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Edward Eadey, (b. 1832), aged 25, Cornish labourer departing from Plymouth on 18th April 1857 aboard the ship "Persia" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27th July 1857 
- Mary Eadey, (b. 1832), aged 25, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 18th April 1857 aboard the ship "Persia" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27th July 1857 
- Mr. William Eadey, (b. 1855), aged 2, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 18th April 1857 aboard the ship "Persia" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27th July 1857 
- Mary Eadey, (b. 1857), aged Infant, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 18th April 1857 aboard the ship "Persia" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27th July 1857 
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